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Kitty Brazelton's Dadadah — Love Not Love Lust Not Lust
(Buzz ZZ 76005, 1999, CD)

by Jerry Baiden, Published 2000-10-01

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Kitty Brazelton’s latest effort is an aural exploration into her own world of love and soul-searching sensuality. It is aptly titled Love Not Love Lust Not Lust. She calls her band Dadadah. The strong instrumentalists are very diverse and include cello, horns, harp, and basic rhythm section (bass, drums, guitar, keys). The arrangements are expertly woven tapestries often featuring free but controlled improvisation. Stylistically, the music doesn’t have borders. One can hear rock, classical, jazz, soul-funk, medieval, and avant-garde influences throughout the entire CD. Her lyrics are honest and work well with the music adding even more primal energy to the mix. Some of the best tracks are “Beauty Wild and Curious,” “Sex Wind Dream,” and “Soul Kiss.” The production, however, could have been a bit more stringent on the vocal performance. Brazelton has a very complimentary voice, but at times, she sang a bit flat. Actually, the cello on the first track was flat much of the time, too. These two slightly distracting colorations could have been easily fixed. Overall however, Love Not Love Lust Not Lust is a very impressive and satisfying experience. Kitty Brazelton is an important composer to watch as she develops even further into this next century.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 20, 1999 releases

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